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bwiese
03-10-2005, 10:56 AM
Given some prior messages posted on various forums this commentary/warning may be relevant.

If you have a question and also have PENDING LEGAL CHARGES AGAINST YOU - or a strong possibility thereof! (i.e., post arrest) it may well NOT be a good idea to describe your case here - even under a phony ID/username unless you are very careful.

Your comments/descriptions could readily be traced to you and used by prosecutor(s) against you - either to further incriminate you or to rebut some of your statements, or prove you offered perjured information or lied to police. (BTW, it's against the law to lie to police - hindering investigation, etc. If you can't/shouldn't tell the truth, don't say anything.)

Most peoply simply talk their way into jail - no joke. STFU. It may seem like you can talk your way out of an arrest. You're more likely gonna talk your way into a conviction.

Remember, it's relatively easy to track a user down even w/no personal info available from, say, this BBS/forum. But a captured IP address links to ISP or network, they can associate phone # or DSL line or network node, and then they're home free.

Public library PCs might be useful if you can create a completely null account on CalGuns that does not refer to an email address that's ever been associated with you or someone you know. So be advised, and be careful.


Bill Wiese
San Jose

MadMex
03-11-2005, 6:47 PM
bwiese
Not that I would ever need it pertaining to this matter…, however, sound advise bwiese!

03-11-2005, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by bwiese:
Public library PCs might be useful if you can create a completely null account on CalGuns that does not refer to an email address that's ever been associated with you or someone you know. So be advised, and be careful.

Better yet, rather than make a willful attempt to "skirt the law" with such clandestine behavior, get a lawyer on retainer instead. If anyone would go through that much trouble to post a potentially self-incriminating legal question on the internet (as described by what I quoted) than they should seriously rethink their priorities.

Sound advice sure, but really, shouldn't this just be common sense?

ivanimal
03-12-2005, 11:07 PM
Better yet dont do anything wrong.

The laws in this state are such that just waking up may soon be illegal.

Bill can we use our mothers, friends, brothers, uncles, cousins computer and be safe for parking ticket questions? Just kidding! http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Thanks for your usuall great advice.